First Parish of Norwell
First Parish of Norwell Sunday Morning Worship<br/> The Pulpit Adult Choir<br/> First Parish of Norwell<br/> First Parish Members<br/> Baby Care and Preschool Children's Playground The James Library The Kent House<br/> The North River Sharing a Meal<br/> Grandma's Attic at the Holiday Fair Alliance Bake Sale Holiday Fair Knitters Gift Baskets at the Holiday Fair Close-up of the solar panels All Church Family Picnic<br/> Rev. Dr. Len DeRoche blessing the animals. First Parish of Norwell First Parish of Norwell with carriage sheds Rev. Len on Christmas Eve Christmas Eve Candlelight Community  Service

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Are you looking for a welcoming location for your special event? Consider First Parish of Norwell. Our beautiful and historic meeting house, built in 1830, and our adjoining Parish Hall and Fogg Parlor are available and handicapped accessible. The meeting house has a long center aisle and is well lit by daytime sunshine or evening chandelier & candles. Organ, piano, & harpsichord as well as a sound system are available. More info....

Support First Parish of Norwell with your Charitable Gift

New Committee for Legacy Giving has been established. View Guidelines for Legacy Giving here.

The Parsonage Remodeling Project

Parsonage

See the transformation. Click here for photos.


First Parish of Norwell
Unitarian Universalist

FPN logoFirst Parish of Norwell is a liberal church in dialogue with the religious questions of the modern world, yet still honoring the best within our Judeo-Christian heritage. Recognizing no distinction of class, sex, nationality, race, age, or sexual orientation, ours is a Welcoming Church that stresses the need for community amidst the impersonality of the secular world. First Parish of Norwell is a member church in the Unitarian Universalist Association. First Parish of Norwell is a distinguished New England congregation serving the area including Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Hanson, Hingham, Scituate, Pembroke and other south shore towns for over 360 years.

Sunday Service 10 a.m.

May 3: Candidating Week
Rev. Lise Adams Sherry
The worship service will be led by our ministerial candidate, Rev. Lise Adams Sherry. Immediately following the service, there will be a Special Parish Meeting to vote on calling her as our next settled minister.
A message from Rev. Lise Adams Sherry
Read Rev. Sherry's Bio

Candidating Week Calendar of Events

May 10: I Remember Mama
For our Mother's Day service, Rev. Len will talk about an old 50’s TV show "I Remember Mama."  Bring a picture of your mother or someone that has been a "mother" to you, either framed or not framed, and we will put them on the worship table to honor those women to whom we owe so much.

May 17: Music Sunday

May 24: The Enchanted World
I will be looking into our truths as common sense and its effect on our belief systems and fairy tales.

May 31: Membership Sunday
What is membership worth? We recognize our members.

June 7: Einstein's God
We will investigate the theology of one of the great minds of the 20th century.

June 14: RE Sunday

June 21: Lessons Learned at Norwell
While it is Father's Day, Rev. Len will talk about his lessons learned. This service will include a dedication of Jim and Marie Miller's grandchildren. If any other families which to join them contact the minister.

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UUA video - Blessings from Our House to Yours!

Check out this amazing new video of nearly ninety heartwarming photo blessings from UU congregations and groups set to an original song by The Ever Hopefuls from Jefferson Unitarian Church - Golden, Colorado. Thank you to all of the groups who sent in their photos that made this video possible!

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Our Minister

Rev. Dr. Len DeRoche minister@firstparishnorwell.org
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Minister Emeritis

Richard M. Fewkes

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Contact

First Parish of Norwell
24 River Street P.O. Box 152
Norwell, MA 02061
TEL 781-659-7122
Fax: 781-659-7939 office@firstparishnorwell.org

 

Directions

Office Hours:
Tues. - Thurs.: 9-1 p.m.
Friday: 9-12 p.m.
(The office is closed on Mondays)


Search Committee News

This is the spot where the Search Committee will post updates and news to keep the congregation informed about their search for a settled minister.

 

Worship Volunteers Needed

Can you provide a pulpit arrangement for an upcoming service? Would you like to host Coffee Hour? How about being an usher? Would you like to assist Rev. Len with lighting the chalice? Please consider signing up! Sign-up sheets for the upcoming church year are posted in the Parish Hall, or you may contact Hope in the Church Office.

 

In Case of Severe Weather

Should severe weather necessitate cancellation of any church activities, we will make every effort to leave an outgoing message on the church's voicemail & send an all-church email with the cancellation.

We will notify WATD radio in Marshfield (95.9 FM), WCVB – TV (Channel 5), WHDH 7News and radio/AM 680. We will also make every effort to post updates on Facebook. However, power outages or lack of internet access may affect our ability to communicate with you. Please be cautious and use your best judgment!